Quantitative Hypothetical System Model for a Portsmouth B Horizon Soil-Sand System

  • Udo Blum


This chapter describes the physicochemical and biotic partitioning of phenolic acids in Portsmouth A and B horizon soil and soil-sand systems plus or minus microorganisms and cucumber seedlings (Cucumis sativus), the ways that various system elements such as soil type, pH and phenolic acid mixtures affect this partitioning and/or seedling behavior and provides quantitative data for ways that phenolic acids may be partitioned in a hypothetical cucumber seedling-microbe-Portsmouth B soil-sand model system treated with ferulic acid.


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  • Udo Blum
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  1. 1.Department of Plant & Microbial BiologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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